Imposters sent to 9 days police remand
MEDICAL EXAM SCAM
Jammu, Aug 22: All the seven persons arrested on charges of impersonating certain candidates - including daughter of cabinet minister and a son of former minister - appearing for a medical examination of a private college in Jammu University, have been sent on 9-days police remand, official sources said on Sunday.
The accused were produced before the Executive Magistrate Jammu this evening who sent them to police custody for 9-days.
Police remained tight-lipped over the names of kin of a cabinet minister and former ministers who had allegedly hired imposters to clear the medical examination.
“The police are still hunting for the prime accused, Kunj Bihari and Hemant as all efforts to trace them proved futile,” a senior police official said. Earlier, all accused were taken for medical check up and brought back to Nehru Police Post, where the case has been registered against them.
Preliminary investigation conducted so far has revealed that Kunj Bihari and his three accomplices had hired two rooms in Hotel Diamond in Jewel area on August 20 at about 5:00 pm and they vacated the rooms next day at 12:20 pm, probably minutes after police conducted raids at the examination centers.
“They were charged Rs 1300 as rent for both rooms,” said Varun Gupta, owner of the hotel, adding “They stayed at room no. 305 and 306 and left the hotel with their belongings.”
According to hotel record, Kunj Bihari posed as a student from Samstipur, Bihar, saying he had come to appear in an entrance examination. “He was just 22 to 25 years,” said Gupta. Police however, have seized the hotel record. “Kunj Bihari used to visit the state earlier with same purpose and every time he brought new faces from outside so that he could easily accomplish his mission,” said police sources, adding, “He managed to escape from police as one of racketeers, who was present in Jammu University campus, informed him about the police raid.”
Sources said the arrested impersonators were brilliant students and had been brought to Jammu and Kashmir for appearing in the medical examination by Kunj Bihari. He ahd promised them that they would be paid Rs 15,000 to Rs 30,000.
Police have registered a case under section 419, 420, 2/5 Prevention of Unfair means Examination Act in Nehru Police Post.
Sources said parents or other family members of the kin, who had paid the money to kingpin, Kunj Bihari, are in the process of being identified and would be charged under Section 120-B RPC.
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